Ant OP wrote (edited )

Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-making in Nineteenth Century America was a very important intervention of its time. It's linked in w/decolonial.

She recently wrote a book called Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval can be found on epub on b-ok and pdf also on aaaaarg

I also recently posted her short piece The Anarchy of Colored Girls Assembled in a Riotous Manner

And here's a video with her in conversation with Fred Moten that I posted recently

It's tough to know which to recommend first, probably Scenes of Subjection


Reply to comment by Ant in Happy dead Mussolini day everyone by Ant

Ant OP wrote

A surgeon carefully and deliberately mutilates unconscious people.

I don't think that this is what surgeons do

We take things like food security for granted, back then homelessness, humiliation, and starvation were tangible threats.

This is not true for most people I know. probably for most people
I'm very interested to know who the 'we' you're talking about is


Ant OP wrote

State forms scare me. So I think that when we look at the history of maroon communities that are actually able to create those complicated state forms, they are in a domain of politics where they are involved in these 'treaty-forms' slaveholding powers so, for me, the petit-marronage is actually more consonant with my own thinking about a history of anarchist projects which have always described how we have lived. The decentred, 'headless' societies - and it seems that there's a kind of potentiality there as opposed to making an alternative that has to be legible within the terms of the given; like "Our policy to counter their policy".

Hartman, approx 59 mins in